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There are many words you could use to describe Perth: quirky, hip, remote, sunny, beautiful. It has a bright, pristine stretch of sand for any type of beach lover. It has all sorts of neighbourhoods to explore, from artsy to upscale to historic, each a little different than the last. It has world-class art and natural history museums, the vast green spaces of Kings Park, and last but certainly not least, it has quokkas. We think these smiley creatures are reason enough to plan your trip, but whatever fun things to do in Perth make you want to visit, Expedia.com.au has the tools you need to create your dream itinerary. From whale watching and river cruises to easygoing city strolls and tours of wine country, if you don’t already live here, you’ll surely be wishing that you did.
That’s easy—get out there and see the sights! If you’re going to dive right in, you might as well head to the centre of it all: the CBD. Check out what’s happening at Elizabeth Quay; it could be anything from farmers markets to life-sized fiberglass cows. Visit the Bell Tower, where you can leave a love lock on the special wall or enjoy the ringing of the Swan Bells. Then make your way west for a leisurely walk through Kings Park and Botanic Garden on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, a bridge suspended in the tree canopy. When hunger strikes, follow Fraser Avenue north to the restaurants and cafes of West Perth and refuel.
Speaking of cafes, the southern neighbourhood of Fremantle is always one of the top Perth attractions. It even has a street known as the “Cappuccino Strip”. Journey along South Terrace from Bannister Street to Parry Street and choose your favourite al fresco dining; at night, this area comes alive with music and dancing. Your souvenir shopping is also covered: the local wares of the Fremantle Markets are nearby. And if dining on a patio isn’t quite outdoorsy enough for you, hook up with a whale-watching cruise and go in search of humpbacks, or join a Rottnest Island tour and finally get up close with those cuddly quokkas.
If this all sounds great, you know what to do. Expedia.com.au has the best deals on tons of activities in Perth, plus hotels and airfares, too. Perth will provide the sunshine (it is the sunniest capital in Australia, after all) and the fun. All you have to do is bring your sense of adventure.